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Ayelet Baron is a futurist and true global citizen. Her worldview was developed while living and working all over the world. She has been there, done that in the corporate world both as an executive and an entrepreneur. Her last role after over a decade at Cisco Systems was as Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer for Cisco Canada, where she helped propel Canada from the sixth to the second- largest revenue-generating country for Cisco. Most recently, she was an Innovator in Residence at Roche/Genentech where she introduced new ways of working. Her book about the future of work, “Our Journey to Business Common Sense,” is a journey of possibilities for the 21st century leader who can imagine a new path for business as a force of good in the world. Ayelet is the real deal thought leader. She loves talking about 21st century business and what is possible for business as a force of good, where people are at the heart of business. As co-creator of CreatingIs, she envisions creating new markets instead of competing, building connected networks and communities and working in abundance rather than scarcity. Ayelet was a Cisco Leadership Fellow where she wrote a guide to social media for 25+ NGOs and led ICT in Healthcare initiatives. She helped start a technology center with a group of youth in Kibera, Kenya. She is on the Board of One Heart Worldwide, focused on maternal health, and a big supporter of No Kid Hungry.

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Are You A 21st Century Leader?

Ayelet Baron

There is a lot of hype about the future of work, but many of the changes we will see in future years are already taking shape. What we will experience is their acceleration as change continues to be the only constant in our world. Those leading with 21st century practices of abundance and possibilities understand that aligning people around shared purpose and simplifying work is at the heart of their success. Organizations need to start preparing themselves for the future of work. While many people are talking about the impact of technology, generations and globalization, Ayelet goes deeper to help you understand the major shifts that are coming and how to prepare for them. She will illuminate the challenges business leaders face today, as they encounter competing pressures to meet short term goals while also driving innovative growth and building trusted communities. She will discuss the issues surrounding a transition from a top-down hierarchal structure to one based on shared purpose and a mindset shift to wholeness, explore the characteristics of the 21st century leader, and how to build thriving 21st century organizations. She will share ancient wisdom and real life stories of 21st century leaders from her upcoming book, Our Journey to Business Common Sense.

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  • Last up to one hour
  • Allow for up to 200 connections into the Cast (a connection is a login from a unique location)
  • Include the two-way video experience (including interactive HD streaming video and audio) and dedicated support